[open-sustainability] [OpenSpending] [School-of-data] Data on energy subsidies?
velichka.dimitrova at okfn.org
Mon Aug 5 14:34:09 UTC 2013
I want to point out to the work of Doug Koplow at Earth Track -
http://earthtrack.net/about, who has been investigating for years the
impact of fossil fuels subsidies to the environment with the mission of
getting better information and more transparency.
Cc-ing Doug here.. he might be able to respond to more concrete questions
and share info on what data is available in this field.
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On 29 July 2013 10:37, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> Just to say
> a) This is a very interesting topic!
> b) It may be useful to record some of this info in this existing "idea
> issue": https://github.com/okfn/ideas/issues/53 - "Investigation: Energy
> subsidies" (this already includes some research by Velichka Dimitrova last
> On 25 July 2013 16:19, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Thanks all.
>> Olav: I'm astounded at the following claim in the IMF report you
>> "energy subsidies amount to a staggering $1.9 trillion worldwide—the
>> equivalent of 2½ percent of global GDP, or 8 percent of government
>> It might be interesting to further explore the aggregated/estimated
>> figures in the tables in the appendices. 
>> The IEA also publishes this: http://www.iea.org/subsidy/index.html
>> But I can't seem to see a way to get the raw data.
>> Anyone else interested in digging into this?
>>  pp. 47-66 of http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2013/012813.pdf
>> On 24 July 2013 19:27, Olav Anders Øvrebø <olav.ovrebo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The IMF recently published a good report on energy subsidies:
>>> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
>>> > Saw this story yesterday about coal power subsidies , which
>>> reminded me
>>> > to ask whether anyone has looked into data on energy subsidies in their
>>> > country?
>>> > Perhaps this could be an interesting data expedition, or mini-project?
>>> > 
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